Borderlands 3 – how loot and the endgame work

Zane a character from Borderlands 3 showing off his new gun

Borderlands 3 – I think I need a bigger gun

How does Borderlands 3 handle loot and what endgame content does it offer after the story?

How does loot work in Borderlands 3?

For those unfamiliar with Borderlands 3, it is an action role-playing first person shooter set five years after the events of Borderlands 2.

Loot is the most essential thing in the Borderland franchise, as without loot you wouldnt have a machinegun called Loves First Kiss that fires acid rounds at an alarming rate or a shotgun that fires laser-charged shots called the Predator.

By completing missions and killing the inhabits of the planets you explore, you can earn equipment as rewards or scavenge them from the bandits and beasties you have slaughtered. The rarity of these weapons will differ though and with rarity comes better stats and an overall better gun.

Weapons come in five different colours; the colour indicates how rare the gun is.



  • Level 1 – Colour: White – Rank: Common
  • Level 2 – Colour: Green – Rank: Uncommon
  • Level 3 – Colour: Blue – Rank: Rare
  • Level 4 – Colour: Purple – Rank: Epic
  • Level 5 – Colour: Orange – Rank: Legendary

So if you see white bin it, if you see orange, the loot-gods have blessed you.


Borderlands 3 boasts more than a billion guns, but you cannot tell what a gun will do until you fire it. For all you know it could fire bees or dirty underwear. More commonly it might shock people, melt them with acid, or make them explode. Many of the guns will remain a mystery.

Gearbox has promised us guns that will grow legs or rifles that spawn fire-spewing volcanoes and some that even chase down enemies while hurling abuse at them. There is also a new elemental damage weapon known as radiation, which should be a barrel of laughs.

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Do I have my own loot in Borderlands 3?

Have you ever played with that one friend who steals everything? They see anything, and it has to be hoarded, they dont share it with the team, and if its useless they sell it for cash. Well, in Borderlands 3 loot is no longer shared across all players, a gun dropped for you is unique to your game. Although you can turn that option off in the settings if you enjoy arguing with your team-mates



Is there a New Game+ in Borderlands 3?

After you have completed the game you can go straight onto a New Game+ called True Vault Hunter. Players retain all their levels, skill trees and equipment from their initial playthrough, but the difficulty of enemies are increased, they hit harder and are meaner. On the other hand, the loot and the experience gained is doubled, as a gift for the trouble they will cause you.

A Psycho cult threatens to tear the galaxy a new one. Theyll have to get through you first. #Borderlands 3 is almost here — see you September 13. #LetsMakeSomeMayhem

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What is Borderlands 3 endgame levelling?

Can you remember Badass ranks that were in Borderlands 2? Well, they are making a comeback, but under a new name, Guardian Rank. They are split into three categories: offense, defense, and utility and offer infinite progression, but they also provide additional skills and character skins. What is even better, the ranks apply to all characters, so one earned is gained for all.

Guardian Ranks can only be earned once of your characters have turned level 50, which is the maximum you can go in Read More – Source